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(Washington Post)   Because the defending Super Bowl champs have to open their season on the road, the NFL decided to decorate the stadium they are visiting with banners celebrating their win; which for Denver fans is adding insult to injury   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 128
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2013-08-28 12:26:05 PM
Insult to Injury, also known as the Raiders starting offense.
 
2013-08-28 12:31:59 PM
It is the NFL promoting the NFL, not the "One and Done" club celebrating its most accomplished member
 
2013-08-28 12:33:14 PM
I think the NFL should have turned the troll factor up to 11 and made giant banners of Elvis Dumervil.
 
2013-08-28 12:33:35 PM

CodeMonkey4Life: It is the NFL promoting the NFL, not the "One and Done" club celebrating its most accomplished member


Wait they did this outside of arrowhead?
 
2013-08-28 12:33:59 PM
i did not know that the ravens and orioles both play at the same stadiums.
 
2013-08-28 12:36:21 PM
Finally an ELITE QB is featured in Denver!

iggyskuz: i did not know that the ravens and orioles both play at the same stadiums.


They don't but they share parking lots and the NFL didn't want to share the spotlight on opening night.
 
2013-08-28 12:36:53 PM

iggyskuz: i did not know that the ravens and orioles both play at the same stadiums.


They are close enough that Chris Davis could probably hit M&T from Camden Yards, however, the stadiums do share parking lots.
 
2013-08-28 12:37:38 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: They don't but they share parking lots and the NFL didn't want to share the spotlight on opening nightAngelos is an asshole.

 
2013-08-28 12:37:45 PM

SenorBenedict: CodeMonkey4Life: It is the NFL promoting the NFL, not the "One and Done" club celebrating its most accomplished member

Wait they did this outside of arrowhead?

Someone at Arrowhead can top 8 one and dones?
The O&D club will need to move their head quarters again
 
2013-08-28 12:39:33 PM

CodeMonkey4Life: SenorBenedict: CodeMonkey4Life: It is the NFL promoting the NFL, not the "One and Done" club celebrating its most accomplished member

Wait they did this outside of arrowhead?
Someone at Arrowhead can top 8 one and dones?
The O&D club will need to move their head quarters again


Last time the chiefs won a playoff game Clinton was in office, thats pretty bad. They should at least get points for being uniquely awful.
 
2013-08-28 12:41:03 PM
If the NFL had followed its own precedent and moved the home game to Wednesday this wouldn't even be a problem. They wanted to show they were the most powerful sports league by trying to get the O's to break players union rules, and the NFL ended up losing. Should've just scheduled on Wednesday.
 
2013-08-28 12:42:51 PM

MmmCrime: If the NFL had followed its own precedent and moved the home game to Wednesday this wouldn't even be a problem. They wanted to show they were the most powerful sports league by trying to get the O's to break players union rules, and the NFL ended up losing. Should've just scheduled on Wednesday.


Couldn't, TV contract.
 
2013-08-28 12:42:52 PM

CodeMonkey4Life: It is the NFL promoting the NFL, not the "One and Done" club celebrating its most accomplished member


notsureifserious.jpg
 
2013-08-28 12:43:21 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Finally an ELITE QB is featured in Denver!

iggyskuz: i did not know that the ravens and orioles both play at the same stadiums.

They don't but they share parking lots and the NFL didn't want to share the spotlight on opening night.


I'm baffled at why they didn't strongarm the Orioles into playing their game away instead of the Ravens.  I guess someone in the Orioles organization has some pull.
 
2013-08-28 12:48:52 PM
What surprises me (well, not really, but still) is that people are actually upset about this.  It's a picture of a dude.  There's no point in defacing it or complaining about it.
 
2013-08-28 12:49:07 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: MmmCrime: If the NFL had followed its own precedent and moved the home game to Wednesday this wouldn't even be a problem. They wanted to show they were the most powerful sports league by trying to get the O's to break players union rules, and the NFL ended up losing. Should've just scheduled on Wednesday.

Couldn't, TV contract.


Have an article for that? Would like to read it, figure out why the networks wouldn't wanna have the football game on Wednesday vs. Thursday.
 
2013-08-28 12:50:08 PM
With 8 days until the actual game I have to wonder how bad the defacement is going to get.
 
2013-08-28 12:50:59 PM
The last time the Donkeys suffered a heartbreaking first round loss to an inferior team after a dominant regular season, they went on to win two Super Bowls.  So I'm ok with this.
 
2013-08-28 12:53:26 PM
Peter Angelos IS an asshole but the Orioles game was scheduled well in advance
 
2013-08-28 12:56:49 PM

ElwoodCuse: Peter Angelos IS an asshole but the Orioles game was scheduled well in advance


Oh, I know. I would have likely ultimately done the same thing if no other compromise could have been made, but I just like pointing out that scum-bag lawyer extraordinaire Angelos is an asshole whenever I get the chance.
 
2013-08-28 12:58:35 PM

TuteTibiImperes: I'm baffled at why they didn't strongarm the Orioles into playing their game away instead of the Ravens. I guess someone in the Orioles organization has some pull.


Granted I'm a much bigger fan of the Ravens than the Os, but even I can't get too upset with the Os for not budging. I think there were a lot of factors that would make it difficult for the Os to reschedule around the Ravens. Players union rules and travel schedules for both baseball teams for starters. Remember that both baseball teams involved have games/series before and after the series in Baltimore, and just doing a simple switch might not be as simple as it seems.

The NFL could have more easily played the game on Wednesday. I think Goodell just hates Baltimore.
 
2013-08-28 01:00:37 PM

MmmCrime: Ow! That was my feelings!: MmmCrime: If the NFL had followed its own precedent and moved the home game to Wednesday this wouldn't even be a problem. They wanted to show they were the most powerful sports league by trying to get the O's to break players union rules, and the NFL ended up losing. Should've just scheduled on Wednesday.

Couldn't, TV contract.

Have an article for that? Would like to read it, figure out why the networks wouldn't wanna have the football game on Wednesday vs. Thursday.


Nope, found the article but it was just speculation from the writer. Nevermind.
 
2013-08-28 01:01:11 PM

Gecko Gingrich: Representative of the unwashed masses: They don't but they share parking lots and the NFL didn't want to share the spotlight on opening nightAngelos is an asshole.


That's a given regardless of the situation...
 
2013-08-28 01:03:31 PM

INeedAName: CodeMonkey4Life: It is the NFL promoting the NFL, not the "One and Done" club celebrating its most accomplished member

notsureifserious.jpg


Not :)

Teams win and lose.
Manning is a great player, as far as his playoff record goes what I really remember best is the furious comeback in an AFC championship game where he was so scary the Pats went for it on 4th and 2, deep in their own territory.
As disappointed as I was with the result I still consider that the right call because I was certain the Colts would score no matter where they started from.
 
2013-08-28 01:03:54 PM
They did put both QB's up at least...

media.zenfs.com
 
2013-08-28 01:06:31 PM

Gecko Gingrich: I think the NFL should have turned the troll factor up to 11 and made giant banners of Elvis Dumervil.


This would have been a good shot

bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com
 
2013-08-28 01:14:46 PM
Did some draw a penis on the one Flacco poster pictured in the article?
 
2013-08-28 01:28:14 PM

Gecko Gingrich: ElwoodCuse: Peter Angelos IS an asshole but the Orioles game was scheduled well in advance

Oh, I know. I would have likely ultimately done the same thing if no other compromise could have been made, but I just like pointing out that scum-bag lawyer extraordinaire Angelos is an asshole whenever I get the chance.


I think it shows how shiatty of a sports town Baltimore is that it can't handle two events on the same day.
 
2013-08-28 01:29:40 PM

TuteTibiImperes: I'm baffled at why they didn't strongarm the Orioles into playing their game away instead of the Ravens. I guess someone in the Orioles organization has some pull.


I'm sure 23,000 O's fans will be happy to watch their third place team, with a very attenuated hope for the Wild Wild card, host the last place ChiSox 4-5 game when they could have had 65,000 or so sell out the home game that same night.

oh baseball.  continuously tap dancing on your dick.
 
2013-08-28 01:32:50 PM

sammyk: With 8 days until the actual game I have to wonder how bad the defacement is going to get.


ah yes, the Jacksonville games. Have they gone back to the playoffs since?
 
2013-08-28 01:34:56 PM

AdmirableSnackbar: I think it shows how shiatty of a sports town Baltimore is that it can't handle two events on the same day.


i kinda recall discussions between MLB and the NFL when the scheduleing snafu was first revealed, of moving the game from a night start to a day start, which in theory would have permitted the MLB game to proceed, end at say, 3PM, which would give some time for the shared parking lot to empty so the night football game crowd could fill in....

the parking lot is the issue, especially since you're gonna have 65K-70K for the football game when OPACY only holds -- which they won't for reason i said above, 3rd place team hosting last place team -- perhaps 45K, but will draw maybe what, the high 20s?  who wants to go watch two shiatty teams fight for nothing?
 
2013-08-28 01:34:58 PM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-28 01:36:09 PM

AdmirableSnackbar: Gecko Gingrich: ElwoodCuse: Peter Angelos IS an asshole but the Orioles game was scheduled well in advance

Oh, I know. I would have likely ultimately done the same thing if no other compromise could have been made, but I just like pointing out that scum-bag lawyer extraordinaire Angelos is an asshole whenever I get the chance.

I think it shows how shiatty of a sports town Baltimore is that it can't handle two events on the same day.


The town probably could (not as many people would go see the Os). However, the parking lots couldn't handle it since both fields share the parking lots. I mean, they have 3 teams play in the same building in Staples center and at times the Dodgers are playing a few miles down the freeway and LA can handle that.
 
2013-08-28 01:38:33 PM

rickythepenguin: AdmirableSnackbar: I think it shows how shiatty of a sports town Baltimore is that it can't handle two events on the same day.

i kinda recall discussions between MLB and the NFL when the scheduleing snafu was first revealed, of moving the game from a night start to a day start, which in theory would have permitted the MLB game to proceed, end at say, 3PM, which would give some time for the shared parking lot to empty so the night football game crowd could fill in....

the parking lot is the issue, especially since you're gonna have 65K-70K for the football game when OPACY only holds -- which they won't for reason i said above, 3rd place team hosting last place team -- perhaps 45K, but will draw maybe what, the high 20s?  who wants to go watch two shiatty teams fight for nothing?


Wait two shiatty teams fight for nothing? Don't be ragging on the Mariners @ Astros!
 
2013-08-28 01:41:02 PM
The stupid dirty Ravens will get whats coming to them when the Ponies trample all over them.

/Niners fan
// Go Ponies!
 
2013-08-28 01:44:41 PM

ShadowLAnCeR: The stupid dirty Ravens will get whats coming to them when the Ponies trample all over them.

/Niners fan
// Go Ponies!


I'd say how can you cheer for the broncos as a niners fan, but the only times you guys met in the superbowl it was roflstomping, so not much of a rivalry on your side.
 
2013-08-28 01:46:20 PM

ddam: AdmirableSnackbar: Gecko Gingrich: ElwoodCuse: Peter Angelos IS an asshole but the Orioles game was scheduled well in advance

Oh, I know. I would have likely ultimately done the same thing if no other compromise could have been made, but I just like pointing out that scum-bag lawyer extraordinaire Angelos is an asshole whenever I get the chance.

I think it shows how shiatty of a sports town Baltimore is that it can't handle two events on the same day.

The town probably could (not as many people would go see the Os). However, the parking lots couldn't handle it since both fields share the parking lots. I mean, they have 3 teams play in the same building in Staples center and at times the Dodgers are playing a few miles down the freeway and LA can handle that.


And in Philly the three arenas are right next to each other and share parking lots, and there have been days with all three in use without much trouble.  I guess in Baltimore they figured attendance would never be much of an issue, and for the most part they wouldn't have been wrong.
 
2013-08-28 01:47:56 PM

ShadowLAnCeR: The stupid dirty Ravens will get whats coming to them when the Ponies trample all over them.

/Niners fan
// Go Ponies!


Let me fuel your anger some more...

media.nola.com
 
2013-08-28 01:51:41 PM

SenorBenedict: ShadowLAnCeR: The stupid dirty Ravens will get whats coming to them when the Ponies trample all over them.

/Niners fan
// Go Ponies!

I'd say how can you cheer for the broncos as a niners fan, but the only times you guys met in the superbowl it was roflstomping, so not much of a rivalry on your side.


Broncos by 18 over Baltimore next Thursday, taking the first step toward playing this February.
/Got tickets to Thursday's game.
//Has Flacco cut Rahim Moore a check yet? At least a thank-you phone call?
///Go Ponies!
 
2013-08-28 01:52:46 PM

rickythepenguin: AdmirableSnackbar: I think it shows how shiatty of a sports town Baltimore is that it can't handle two events on the same day.

i kinda recall discussions between MLB and the NFL when the scheduleing snafu was first revealed, of moving the game from a night start to a day start, which in theory would have permitted the MLB game to proceed, end at say, 3PM, which would give some time for the shared parking lot to empty so the night football game crowd could fill in....

the parking lot is the issue, especially since you're gonna have 65K-70K for the football game when OPACY only holds -- which they won't for reason i said above, 3rd place team hosting last place team -- perhaps 45K, but will draw maybe what, the high 20s?  who wants to go watch two shiatty teams fight for nothing?


If nothing else it seems like the Ravens could have worked out a deal with the Terps to use their stadium for the night, Maryland doesn't have anything going on that day and Byrd Stadium has fieldturf, so it wouldn't mess the field up for their game on Saturday.
 
2013-08-28 01:53:03 PM

Wadded Beef: SenorBenedict: ShadowLAnCeR: The stupid dirty Ravens will get whats coming to them when the Ponies trample all over them.

/Niners fan
// Go Ponies!

I'd say how can you cheer for the broncos as a niners fan, but the only times you guys met in the superbowl it was roflstomping, so not much of a rivalry on your side.

Broncos by 18 over Baltimore next Thursday, taking the first step toward playing this February.
/Got tickets to Thursday's game.
//Has Flacco cut Rahim Moore a check yet? At least a thank-you phone call?
///Go Ponies!


If I was your bookie I'd take that bet with a big smile on my face. Frankenhead is going to throw so many pics you'll think Tebow showed up.
 
2013-08-28 01:53:05 PM

Wadded Beef: SenorBenedict: ShadowLAnCeR: The stupid dirty Ravens will get whats coming to them when the Ponies trample all over them.

/Niners fan
// Go Ponies!

I'd say how can you cheer for the broncos as a niners fan, but the only times you guys met in the superbowl it was roflstomping, so not much of a rivalry on your side.

Broncos by 18 over Baltimore next Thursday, taking the first step toward playing this February.
/Got tickets to Thursday's game.
//Has Flacco cut Rahim Moore a check yet? At least a thank-you phone call?
///Go Ponies!


He should add in a thank you for Elvis too...
 
2013-08-28 01:58:56 PM

TuteTibiImperes: rickythepenguin: AdmirableSnackbar: I think it shows how shiatty of a sports town Baltimore is that it can't handle two events on the same day.

i kinda recall discussions between MLB and the NFL when the scheduleing snafu was first revealed, of moving the game from a night start to a day start, which in theory would have permitted the MLB game to proceed, end at say, 3PM, which would give some time for the shared parking lot to empty so the night football game crowd could fill in....

the parking lot is the issue, especially since you're gonna have 65K-70K for the football game when OPACY only holds -- which they won't for reason i said above, 3rd place team hosting last place team -- perhaps 45K, but will draw maybe what, the high 20s?  who wants to go watch two shiatty teams fight for nothing?

If nothing else it seems like the Ravens could have worked out a deal with the Terps to use their stadium for the night, Maryland doesn't have anything going on that day and Byrd Stadium has fieldturf, so it wouldn't mess the field up for their game on Saturday.


It's got about 20,000 less seats then M&T among other things.
 
2013-08-28 01:59:58 PM

mjones73: TuteTibiImperes: rickythepenguin: AdmirableSnackbar: I think it shows how shiatty of a sports town Baltimore is that it can't handle two events on the same day.

i kinda recall discussions between MLB and the NFL when the scheduleing snafu was first revealed, of moving the game from a night start to a day start, which in theory would have permitted the MLB game to proceed, end at say, 3PM, which would give some time for the shared parking lot to empty so the night football game crowd could fill in....

the parking lot is the issue, especially since you're gonna have 65K-70K for the football game when OPACY only holds -- which they won't for reason i said above, 3rd place team hosting last place team -- perhaps 45K, but will draw maybe what, the high 20s?  who wants to go watch two shiatty teams fight for nothing?

If nothing else it seems like the Ravens could have worked out a deal with the Terps to use their stadium for the night, Maryland doesn't have anything going on that day and Byrd Stadium has fieldturf, so it wouldn't mess the field up for their game on Saturday.

It's got about 20,000 less seats then M&T among other things.


Would've still been better for the local fans than putting the game in Denver.
 
2013-08-28 02:02:52 PM

Wadded Beef: SenorBenedict: ShadowLAnCeR: The stupid dirty Ravens will get whats coming to them when the Ponies trample all over them.

/Niners fan
// Go Ponies!

I'd say how can you cheer for the broncos as a niners fan, but the only times you guys met in the superbowl it was roflstomping, so not much of a rivalry on your side.

Broncos by 18 over Baltimore next Thursday, taking the first step toward playing this February.
/Got tickets to Thursday's game.
//Has Flacco cut Rahim Moore a check yet? At least a thank-you phone call?
///Go Ponies!


Playing what? Beer pong?
 
2013-08-28 02:03:39 PM

TuteTibiImperes: mjones73: TuteTibiImperes: rickythepenguin: AdmirableSnackbar: I think it shows how shiatty of a sports town Baltimore is that it can't handle two events on the same day.

i kinda recall discussions between MLB and the NFL when the scheduleing snafu was first revealed, of moving the game from a night start to a day start, which in theory would have permitted the MLB game to proceed, end at say, 3PM, which would give some time for the shared parking lot to empty so the night football game crowd could fill in....

the parking lot is the issue, especially since you're gonna have 65K-70K for the football game when OPACY only holds -- which they won't for reason i said above, 3rd place team hosting last place team -- perhaps 45K, but will draw maybe what, the high 20s?  who wants to go watch two shiatty teams fight for nothing?

If nothing else it seems like the Ravens could have worked out a deal with the Terps to use their stadium for the night, Maryland doesn't have anything going on that day and Byrd Stadium has fieldturf, so it wouldn't mess the field up for their game on Saturday.

It's got about 20,000 less seats then M&T among other things.

Would've still been better for the local fans than putting the game in Denver.


Yeah, still would have been a nightmare with ticketing between PSL owners and the other tickets sold for the game.
 
2013-08-28 02:03:48 PM
That's just wrong. I hope the fans riot and burn the stadium down.
 
2013-08-28 02:16:02 PM
That's okay. They'll get the last laugh when the Ravens suck balls this year.
 
2013-08-28 02:16:08 PM

Gecko Gingrich: Angelos is an asshole.


Generally I agree with you, but not in this situation.  The whole stadium complex is sitting empty the day before but Dear Leader Goodell didn't want to move the game to a Wednesday night.  The Orioles schedule was announced way back (~1 year ago, before LAST football season even kicked off).  And because the O's are playing the White Sox, it would've been a really complicated swap.  The Orioles played a 3-game series in Chicago over the 4th of July whereas the Sox are playing 4 in Baltimore next week.  Swapping the series would involve forcing the teams to play a double-header, mess up travel schedules, and force the White Sox to abandon their tradition of hosting a game on the 4th of July.  They even looked at playing in the afternoon, but that proved to be difficult since both teams are flying in the night before, and it would be really difficult to clear the lots after the Orioles game and reopen for the Ravens, especially on a weeknight when a lot of Baltimore is also just trying to get home.  And if game 1 goes into extra innings, you're screwed.

Logistically, moving the Ravens game by one day was easily the simplest solution to this problem but Goodell chose to screw the Ravens and try to pass the blame to MLB.
 
2013-08-28 02:17:02 PM

TuteTibiImperes: like the Ravens could have worked out a deal with the Terps to use their stadium for the night,


yeah, i hadn't thought of that......the NFL does that in very unusual circumstances.  Katrina forced the Saints to play "home" games at what, 3-4 different venues, and i think one was a college stadium.  And didn't the Bears play somewhere else when Soldier Field was renovated?  And didn't hte Vikings play elsewhere when snow collapsed the dome?

the only other that immediately comes to mind was about a decade ago, when the San Diego wildries were really bad, and Qualcomm was used as an emergency shelter, so the Bolts/Dolphins game got moved to Sun Devil.  Yeah, that wasn't weird.

(it was billed as a charity game, the price of admission being whatever you felt like throwing in.....shiatty farking arizona fans raised the princely sum of like, something ridiculous like $32,000 dollars, which after doing the math versus attendnace, was determined to be a per-fan donation of like, a buck fiddy per fan. not a great moment for the Phoenix NFL fanbase....)
 
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